Prevenancy Prev"e*nan*cy, n. The act of anticipating another's wishes, desires, etc., in the way of favor or courtesy; hence, civility; obligingness. [Obs.] --Sterne. [1913 Webster]

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  • prevenancy — /prevˈən ən si/ noun (rare) Courteous anticipation of others wishes • • • Main Entry: ↑prevene …   Useful english dictionary

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